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News Nosh 6.16.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday June 16, 2020

Quote of the day:

"He's not here."
-- The answer Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu received when he called to speak with King Abdullah of Jordan about Israel's intention to annex 30% of the West Bank.*

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News Nosh 6.15.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday June 15, 2020

Quote of the day:

“I can’t breathe.”
--Arab-Israeli diplomat Ismail Khalidi said to Israeli security guards who pinned him to the ground and put a knee on his neck at the entrance to the Jerusalem Central Bus Station.*

You Must Be Kidding: 
"The riots prove that there is no chance for coexistence in Tel Aviv-Jaffa, and all the minorities must leave the city.”
--Yair Netanyahu, son of the prime minister, called to ethnically cleanse Jaffa from Arabs following Arab-Israeli protests in Jaffa.**

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News Nosh 6.14.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday June 14, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
"They double themselves every 12 years, and so it’s something that needs handling.”
--Right-wing pro-settler MK Bezalel Smotrich called for urbanization and “Westernization” of the traditionally nomadic Bedouin community so that there will be fewer of them.*

Quote of the day:
 “The birthrate of the settlers is a kind of bomb that has to be defused. If we don’t neutralize it, it will blow up on us with even greater force. They double themselves every 12 years and this is something that has to be dealt with. The more Western we make them, the more the birthrate will come down. A lawless area has been established here, with no enforcement. Everybody builds wherever they want, they use violence."
--By changing the word 'Bedouin' to 'settlers,' Haaretz+ columnist Gideon Levy illustrated the racism of MK, Bezalel Smotrich.*

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News Nosh 6.11.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Thursday June 11, 2020

You Must Be Kidding: 
“At 6 A.M., they knocked and told me to get out of the house. I said, ‘What? With all our things inside?’ They told me they’d remove everything. They didn’t show me an order or anything. They took me to the checkpoint for four hours; when I returned, there was no house.”
--Fayez, a farmer who owns land and a home, which was one of four buildings belonging to Al-Walaja village farmers that was destroyed without a permit in order to clear the area for an Israeli tourist nature site.**

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News Nosh 6.10.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Wednesday June 10, 2020

NOTE: APN invites you to join a briefing call on West Bank Annexation: A View from the Knesset - with MK Merav Michaeli of Israel’s Labor Party, a member of the opposition in the Knesset, and a longtime advocate for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414

Number of the day: 15

--Percentage of Israelis who fully support the application of Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank and in the Beqaa Jordan Valley, as per the Trump plan, according to a poll.

You Must Be Kidding: 

“Interference.”
—The term the Likud party used to describe the High Court ruling that struck down the law that would allow Israeli settlers to confiscate privately-owned Palestinian land for the benefit of settlements. The Likud party promised to pass the law again.**

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News Nosh 6.9.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Tuesday June 9, 2020

NOTE: APN invites you to join a briefing call on West Bank Annexation: A View from the Knesset - with MK Merav Michaeli of Israel’s Labor Party, a member of the opposition in the Knesset, and a longtime advocate for Israeli-Palestinian peace.
Date: Thursday, June 11th
Time: 11:00 am (Eastern Time)
Dial-in Number: 951-797-1058
Participant Access Code: 147414

Quote of the Day:

“…We already know the illusion of euphoria, and if there is anything we have learned since (the Six Day War) it’s that our wars today are not over in six days.”
—In a Maariv Op-Ed, Dr. Orit Miller-Katav warns those who believe that annexing parts of the West Bank sounds like a good idea now.*

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News Nosh 6.8.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Monday June 8, 2020

Quote of the day:

"In '47, they were offered to settle for half of Palestine, but they refused and lost a considerable share of the land. In 1967, they and their Jordanian patrons lost everything else. They came to Oslo weak, so they agreed to give up three-quarters of Palestine, provided they had an independent state in less than a third of the territory. Now the Jews want to gnaw on what remains."
--Maariv Middle East analyst, Jacky Khougy, shares the Palestinian view of Israel's plans to annex West Bank land.*

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News Nosh 6.7.20

APN's daily news review from Israel - Sunday June 7, 2020

Quotes of the day:

“We are at a crossroads. One path leads to a joint society with a real democracy, civil and national equality for Arab citizens…The second path leads to hatred, violence, annexation and apartheid. We’re here in Rabin Square to pick the first path.”
Joint List Chairman, Ayman Odeh, said in a speech to joint Jewish-Arab rally in Tel Aviv against Israeli plans to annex West Bank settlements.*

“There is no such thing as democracy for Jews alone. Just like Martin Luther King and his supporters in the United States, we must realize that without justice there can be no peace. And there will be no social justice if we do not end the occupation."
Joint List Chairman, Ayman Odeh, said in a speech to demonstrators at a joint Jewish-Arab rally in Tel Aviv against Israeli plans to annex West Bank settlements.*

"In the words of my friend Ayman Odeh: The only future is a shared future.”
US politician Bernie Sanders tells a joint Jewish-Arab rally in Tel Aviv against Israeli plans to annex West Bank settlements.*

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News Nosh 6.4.20

APN's daily news review from Israel
Thursday June 4, 2020
 
Quote of the day:
“I’ve seen Jews who are physically assaulting, not threatening with their finger and with their tone, physically attacking military commanders, and they (the commanders) let it pass. What happens in the Negev reminds us of what is happening in the US. There is an oppressed population here that has been persecuted for many years. It is neglected and is in the country's backyard, suffering from poverty, unemployment, house demolitions, communities with no water and no roads and no electricity. It’s worse than Somalia and no one is dealing with that."
--Former Bedouin minister, Taleb A-Sannaa, responds to the inflammatory reactions of Jewish Israelis to the video of Bedouin young men riding SUVs and surrounding a military vehicle and later arguing vehemently with Israeli military officers.*
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News Nosh 6.3.20

APN's daily news review from Israel  - Wednesday June 3, 2020
 

You Must Be Kidding: 

“I felt that I had to let them vent.
The reason why officer 1st Lt. Guy Eliahu allowed his soldiers vandalize Palestinian cars at a Nablus refugee camp. (See Features below.)

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